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dc.contributor.authorCaptur, Victor-
dc.identifier.citationCaptur, V. (1966). A case of beriberi heart disease. The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette, 1(1), 25-28.en_GB
dc.description.abstractVitamin B1 serves as an important cofactor in body metabolism and energy production. A lack of Vitamin B1 affects several organ systems, in particular the cardiovascular and nervous system. The cardiac insufficiency caused by Vitamin B1 deficiency is known as cardiac beriberi. Herein, a case study of a thirty year old male diagnosed with beriberi is discussed, describing the medical tests implemented, the way beriberi manifests itself in the patient and the treatment provided. The main outcome of this study shows that alcoholics who do not eat enough B1 containing foods, consequently develop heart failure.en_GB
dc.publisherThe St. Luke`s Hospital Gazetteen_GB
dc.subjectCardiology -- Case studiesen_GB
dc.subjectHeart -- Diseases -- Diagnosis -- Case studiesen_GB
dc.subjectHeart -- Diseases -- Treatment -- Case studiesen_GB
dc.subjectAlcoholism -- Case studiesen_GB
dc.titleA case of beriberi heart diseaseen_GB
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TSLHG, Volume 1, Issue 1

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